XAT Exam

The Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is a national MBA admission exam administered by the Xavier Labor Relations Institute (XLRI) in Jamshedpur on behalf of the Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI). XLRI has been conducting XAT at the national level for the past 70 years to identify the best-qualified candidates for its management programs. XAT results are approved for admission to MBA/PGDM programs at 11 XAMI member institutes, 83 associate institutes, and 600+ additional B-schools, making it one of the most difficult entrance tests.

Syllabus

The XAT paper consists of 26 questions from the VALR section. Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning consist of questions on Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, and Logical Reasoning. The table below gives the detailed XAT Syllabus of the VALR section.

### Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning

 Sentence Correction Fill in the Blanks Synonyms and Antonyms Analogy Error Identification Reading Comprehension Para Jumbles, Word Usage Contextual Vocabulary Sentence Completion Word Usage

### Decision Making

The portion on Decision-Making is unique to the XAT Entrance Exam. Neither the CAT nor other MBA entrance exams have a decision-making chapter. Candidates will be examined in this section on making decisions in certain situations as specified in the exam paper. There are 22 questions in the XAT Decision-Making section. The following is a complete XAT Syllabus for Decision Making:

• Numerical and Situation Caselets

• HR Decision Making

• Appropriate Decision

### Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

 Arithmetic Percentage Profit and Loss Ratio and Proportion Speed Distance Time Time and Work SI and CI Mixtures and Allegations Algebra Progression (AP GP HP) Quadratic Equations Linear Equations Inequalities Logarithms Binomial Theorem Functions & Graphs Geometry & Mensuration Trigonometry Coordinate Geometry Number System Surds and Indices HCF and LCM Modern Math Venn Diagrams Probability Permutation & Combination Data Interpretation Tables Pie Charts Line Graph Bar Diagrams

### GK

The XAT Syllabus of General Knowledge consists of Static and Current Affairs questions. The topics to be covered to prepare XAT 2024 Syllabus for GK are listed below.

• Economics

• National and International Current Affairs

• History

• Geography

• Sports

### Essay

The Essay section of the XAT 2024 Syllabus is not defined. After the year 2018, this section was revived. The XAT Essay Syllabus covers three (argumentative) questions, with candidates answering only one in 250 words. The themes covered in the XAT Essay Writing section are typically focused on abstract concepts. Candidates might expect essay themes linked to the headings listed below.

• Capitalism and democracy are incompatible.

• Institutions produce stellar academic performance in the South, but such people make average managers.

XAT General Awareness sources (2016-2020)

The General Knowledge section in XAT comprises majorly of questions from the following areas:
1. History
2. Eminent personalities
3. Science and Technology
4. Economy
5.  Politics
6. Sports
7. Prizes and Awards
8. World
9. Government
10. Constitution

It is important to be aware with the current affairs daily. Following is the list of topics from the past